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regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people to work immediately. shovel ready. it is shovel ready. that is what i want to say. host: jack writes in that a distinction needs to be made between do-nothing and actively working to impede progress. we will go toward independent to a call from madison, for junior. we will go to our republicans line. greg is waiting from union, missouri. to --: i was just calling let's talk about harry reid and barack obama and those people. we have been fighting for the scandals that obama has had. we are fighting with the lies that he has had. harry reid has lied. how do we deal with these people? truth and't see the you are just a straightfaced , it is going to take our country down. you can see with the health-care bill. it is a joke.
. >> the device was determined to be not hazardous. 16th street was reopened an hour later. >>> president obama today pledged to continue the fight againsted a in this country and around the globe. a large red ribbon hangs in front of the white house in observance of worlded world aids day. yesterday was the 25th anniversary of aids day, mark with ceremonies around the globe. the president spoke about the advances the u.s. has made in the fight against the aids epidemic. >> i'm proud to announce we reached our goal and exceed our treatment target so we've helped 6.7 million people receive life-saving treatment. [ applause ] >> the president said it's time for the world to set new targets. president obama outlined plans to meet with partners worldwide for joint prevention goals for other country. >>> anti-abortion actives are circulating a petition against a clinic that will open on the peninsula. hundreds signed the petition to oppose the clinic on el camino real and redwood city. many say it will provide healthcare services to women on the peninsula. the clinic was reportedly opening today
of our country, some 230-plus years, there have been 160 filibusters of executive and judicial nominations. half of them have occurred during the obama administration. only 23 district court nominations have been filibustered in the entire history of our country, 23. you know what? 20 of them have been in the last four and a half years. >> stephen: hey, republicans wouldn't have to block them if obama nominated conservatives, like, say, republican senator chuck hagel. i mean, that guy-- what's that? they filibustered him, too? well, that just proves they're bipartisan. they'll filibuster anyone obama nominates. ( laughter ) and we can't trust the democrats with all this powers, folks. they can't do anything right. at harry reid's press conference announcing the end of the filibuster, they misspelled filibuster with two "ls." ( laughter ) that says philly-busters, which i assume are cops who arrest female horses. ( laughter ) and i don't even believe the democrats are really against the filibuster. because their poster clearly says they're again-sts this spem. but they niewkd i
in that they test the resolve of the obama administration which these countries and their leaders suspect is not strong. >> speaking of testing the resolve of the obama administration, we talked about afghanistan and hamid karzai. the president of afghanistan is refusing to sign a bilateral security agreement that had been worked out with the obama administration. he says he will wait until after the elections next spring and he is making new demands and we restart the peace talks with the taliban. we released afghan prisoners from a gun guantanamo bay and real sharp limits on the ability of u.s. troops to go into afghan homes. there have been some civilian deaths there. what do we do with karzai, congresswoman? >> well, there is an election next year which hopefully will be a fair election. the one in 2009 was not a fair election. there were ghost ballots and excesses. unfor natalie we did not intervene. unfortunately we did not intervene. i think on this bsa, susan rice has it right. >> the security agreement. >> right. it has been negotiated and been approved by the afghan constituti
as how the country has changed foreign policy. i thought at least obama, even though i voted third party after ron paul and after what republicans did to ron paul, the convention was totally disgusting, i left the party -- the their priority neocons took over republican party, which is a jewish obama is still being andby the nose by netanyahu they run our congress and it is horrible. >> who do you think are the big ,nfluencers on this white house outside the political realm? rachel's point, they are in strong opposition with obama on the iran deal. whether or not in six months ago, where obama is on that deal, will in some ways reveal how much pressure is being from some pro-israel groups and the israeli government. governs in an insular way. that is a phrase used a lot. his own counsel. he listens to a small group of people. he pays attention to the democratic base. he has been raising a lot of money for midterm elections, which makes him responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. he pays careful attention to israel and its government and powerful allies here. a lot of that has to d
which in amazement. the soviet union disintegrated in the fifteen separate countries. on the twenty four nineteen ninety a year before the solution if obama by four appointed as a present of kazakhstan. to the mall of all the events of that unit mr was telling that story that is the first president was included in the midst of context and holidays two years ago. six senators decided thahat it was necessary as the recognition of his open the device outstanding service to conduct the corresponding mall was adopted in december two thousand and eleven. december first was chosen for a reason the first nationwide presidential elections were held on december first nineteen ninety one president are soft enough to buy it when the election is over ninety percent of both the voter turnout was almost ninety percent. in the first years of the young state he was important to joint efforts to soften the economic and social problems. during this challenging years as often as a buyer always spoke of the need to go to a strong and confident woman capable of adopting effect the loss of the country needed
: frank, swedish diplomats have been able to visit him giving him medication for his heart. the obama administration is now urging for newman's release citing his advanced age and health conditions. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apology. pyongyang said newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he fought for the u.s. in the korean war killing civilians, working with anticommunist guerrillas and planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. the video shows newman signing the four-page statement he read on camera dated november 9 and sealing it with his thumbprint in red ink. what was to him next isn't clear. after being held since late october, taken off a plane just as his tour group was leaving, the white house is now weighing in. a spokesman saying, the u.s. is deeply concerned, calling on north korea to release newman and fellow ameri
buildings. four have decide as the country enters the 9th day of demonstrations. the protesters set sunday as victory day. and are calling for prime minister yingluck shinawatra to resign. >> the obama administration says that for the most part of the healthcare.gov website is, in fact, working. the man in charge of fixing the website says more than 400 changes have been made. >> over the last five weeks we made substantial progress, working through it. we have executed software fixes and hardware upgrades. the site is stable, and operating at its intended capacity with improved performance. >> even despite the overhaul, there are questions about the website. republican congressman says the improvements are not good enough. >> the security of this site, and the private information does not meet the minimal standards of the private sector, and that concerns me. i don't care if you are for or against it. we should not tolerate the level of incompetence securing the site. >> officials say that 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance each day. they do admit that there's still much mo
have 48 million people who before obama care had no health insurance at all, what is the republicans' position? what is their solution to the fact that we spend so much more than any other country? their solution is to end medicare as we know it, transform it into a voucher system, give a senior citiz citizcitizen $8,000 and say good luck. make massive cuts in medicaid, and you're even seeing in states around the country now, republican governors whose states could have free medicaid for three years. doesn't cost them a nickel. for all of their low-income people, they are saying no, we don't want it. so what is very clear about this whole situation is the republicans have nothing to say. all they can do is play the anti obama care card, and hope that it fails. and they're going to lose on that. of. >> now, paralleling back to the alabama-auburn football game about never giving up, this was one game in one season. there's going to be another season and another game and the republicans are going to never stop playing it, because they have gone after the entitlement programs, the big th
experiencing. >> all right, bret, thank you. >>> up next, how the obama administration deals with a christian family fleeing what it calls religious persecution. but first here's what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight. khon in honolulu on hawaii's first same-sex weddings. the state is hoping for a $217 million tourism boost over the next three years as a result of the new law. fox 31 in denver on their arrest of a woman for offering topless hair cuts to folks in longmont and johnstown. the charge, practicing cosmetology without a license is a federal offense, according to the district attorney's office there. >>> and this is a live look at los angeles from fox 11. the big story there tonight, an investigation into the car crash that killed movie star paul walker and his friend saturday night. officials are focusing on the speed of the porsche right before the accident. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i cou
? remember obama care, demonstrated weakness around the world? >> again, this is your whole strategy. >> it's not a strategy. >> but what is your strategy? you have no strategy for getting jobs for the country, no strategy for immigration. am i wrong? >> the next time i do this showing i'm bringing a couple hundred bills to show you. >> on the still his, the economic is in fact growing, jobs are being added. this republican party is a lot different than the one you ran, speaker gingrich. republicans back then were actually bringing why is to the table. >> let's do everything we can do derail them. >> my friend here, you guys tortured him, tried to demonize him every day, every second, so don't fall for that. >> i was in high school. >> not you. >> presidents can recover. usually if they get in deep trouble, they recovered by getting a new team. your former boss, mr. gibbs, who just had a great weekend in the auburn victory. he said something very clear today about what ought to be happening. i think we should -- >> i do think it will be inexplicable if somebody involved in the creation of t
obama done as much as his predecessor? >> it's very phenomenal tha aids initiative and for global fund, which the u.s. participates with many other countries in giving. and bush took the leadership, but he had democrats really supporting him. now you've got president obama taking the lead, taking this to a new level and he's got strong republican support. so even though it's kind of exceptional, it's really made a huge difference that everyone's come together to have the u.s. lead the way. >> you are incredibly focused on the issue of giving. you have pledged along with warren buffett and mark zuckerberg to give a majority of your wealth to philanthropy. forbes lists you as the richest person in america at $72 billion. a lot of people ask this question. have you decided how much you are going to leave to your children? >> well, certainly melinda and i think that kids starting off with $1 billion or some huge -- any huge amount of wealth is not necessarily in their interest as well as in the interest of society, and so the vast majority of our money will go to the foundation and we are
is an opportunity for the two countries too wet to get to light the way having lead time to come up with the agreement in geneva the obama administration now needs to lead to even caught a setting its head. who has had a complete and one in washington. all costs avoid like the dog out wasn't a front for months and i'll pump up cause she was no doubt the welsh less like sliced on top of itself which was inspired by her recent album. the god caused all this pink react to the pasta distilling company has teamed up with a record label. it's just my cup of silicon sun drenched in light of god's sake it's not flamboyant and outlandish costumes. to stop said she was on its behalf the record is also self reacted. so when a friend's son the dolls as with all my friends in that first day was so excited to take piccies of me that the dolls and then all of this and the dolls took over. in the dolls for the most important thing in the ground. this is a beautiful thing. this is a powerful items. dada was issued following into time and has taken the opportunity to pop like the metallic heels and r
's polarized. the country is polarized. barak obama, however, has made it worse. >> in what way? >> i think he's a partisan. he's an ideological partisan and we see it on everything. obamacare being the biggest example where no republican ideas, no republican votes. only straight party line vote. you see it with the senate changing the rules to limit republican power. he's all for that. so this is a president who talks about uniting the country, but when push comes to shove, he only chooses one side of every argument and therefore, the country is more divided as a result of his presidency than it was before. >> i can't tell you how many times i've heard people say, it seems like he's pitting one part of america against the other. you would hate to think that's true, but you look at the evidence and it does suggest that. >> look, it's red against blue, of course, but class warfare as well. it's about the wealthy -- he clearly has a chip on his shoulder about wealth. he doesn't mind taking wealthy people's money for his own campaign, but you get a sense he's really -- he really does not like wea
president obama's remarks on your ballot? >> listen, i'm not the least bit concerned about the computers. i am so ecstatic that at long last our great country will be providing health care for everybody. it doesn't make any difference whether it's this week, next month or the month after. i'm saying my remarks were taken out of context. i said the president has nothing to apologize for. now, true, there are congress people that have taken this thing and there could be a big political issue for them. and saying you're sorry doesn't help. but for the 40 million people that have been begging and praying for being able to enroll in insurance, this is heaven. >> so these comments that you made in the middle of november, they were not directly in reaction to the president's "i'm sorry" message about the website? >> of course it was. anyone you say "i'm sorry" in politics it really doesn't count, unless you can get someone to pull down the lever, that's what counts. but i'm talking about listening to people talk about the computer. it's more difficult to get a motor vehicle license than it is to r
to the holy seat. it all started with a new page of an official gop website saying, quote, obama closes vatican embassy. a slap in the face to catholic-americans around the country. slap in the face? wow. okay. this must be fueled be i the far right talkers, right? wrong. it really surprised me to see jeb bush hop on board the fringe bandwagon. he tweeted, quote, hopefully is not retribution for organizations opposing obama care. oh, no. they've taken over jeb bush. here are the facts. the united states is not closing its embassy to the vatican. all the u.s. is doing is moving to save money and increase security. it's not some secret plan to insult catholics. and now the gop group that started it all is backing down. i've got to say, i'm pretty disappointed. i really expect a lot more from gop conspiracy theories. did you think we wouldn't notice your lame attempt to manufacture a controversy? nice try, but we got you. out ri. out ri. i don't like the ups and downs of the market, but i can't just sit on my cash. i want to be prepared for the long haul. ishares minimum volatility etfs. i
for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and there is a lot between now and then that has to get fixed. the white house will have to rebrand in a way. >> you talk about sharpening the difference between the white house. it is the president and administration having any real relationships and friendships with members of congress e >> not many third president obama will set his former partner in illinois as an ally. nancy pelosi, they think highly of. harry reid, they think highly of. i would not call them personal friendships. it is a fairly shallow relationship in general between the white house and even democratic leaders in congress. >> we are taking your calls and comments. we will go to minnesota on our line for democrats. caller: thank you very much. there is only one thing i can say about what has been said this morning. it is nonsense. if this man were to run for office tomorrow, he would be elected, ok? what this man is sa
. it's not the same as the women around the rest of the country. >> i don't know that if what michelle's motives were, michelle coddle, that is, but i think it's pretty clear that michelle obama's motives are to let her husband be president and to use this very critical time in her children's life to focus on children and children's issues. and i'm sorry, what is wrong with focusing on children's issues? i think we need to focus more on those. >> i am just shocked at jim's allegation that journalists would do something to try to generate clicks. >> you can't recovered from that yet? >> no. >> the take-away is we're here talking about so on some level it worked and stirred a debate, even though not the debate the author intended. thanks for stopping by. don't forget, send us a tweet about the show. @howardkurtz. we'll read the best ones later. >>> up next, kirsten powers in her first interview about becoming an evangelical christian. >>> there's a familiar phrase on fox news. kirsten powers talks about how she found jesus. i sat down with her earlier in studio one. welcome. >> good to b
craft. the unmanned vehicle is seen as a major step toward that country's goal of getting a man to the moon sometime after 2020. >>> concerns continue over the obama care website. men time, we're also hearing that while people can get further along on the website, some thing they've actually signed up when they really haven't. what do millions of people do now if they've actually lost their insurance? spokesman for the group america's health insurance plans, good to see you, robert. >> thanks for having me on. >> you released a statement today which said in part you were concerned about the back end issues for insurance companies. what do you mean by that? >> so the enrollment process has to be working from end to end before coverage can begin. so in addition to all of the work that's been done to address the technical problems with healthcare.gov, which is very important, the back end challenges must also be resolved so the enrollment process, complete and consumers can begin accessing their benefits on january 1st. that includes the 834 enrollment file that gets sent to health
. >> on this week talking about when we expect obama care to work. i think this is a bright part of the rainbow, whatever that means. >> may take until 2017 when this president leaves office. you're going to see almost every state in this country running their exchanges and expanding medicaid. i think it will work really well then. >> there you go, 2017. that's right around the corner, kids. >> it's going to be awesome when he's out of office, that's what he's saying. >> if we just believe in the greater good, this will work out. >> just remember, it took medicare a good six or seven years before it got settled down to work. >> now it works. >> don't you think it does? >> no. >> you want to privatize it, don't you? >> i would like to. >> that's not what paul ryan says. >> let's not minimize what it is. i'm saying let people keep more of their own money in taxes and let's not fund a program that, frankly, isn't working, and rife with waste, fraud and abuse. >> and vouchers, right? >> what's wrong with re-examining it and taking a closer look and being more fiscally responsible, while at the same
'll find storieyou willfind stories of fe white house. president obama like we haven't seen him before at his vulnerable points, how he helped me go on the path to marriage and how he was there for the country and have times like after the newtown tragedy in addition to daily devotional. did you need his permission? >> i asked him if he thought it would be a good thing to inspire other people in the same way that these devotionals have inspired him and he said absolutely so i started putting them together a little less than a year ago. >> what has been the response? >> phenomenal. no matter if they are republicans or democrats they say we need to start our day disconnected from politics and the busyness of any given day and really focus on the purpose in life and that is what this is all about. >> why did you leave the white house? >> i wanted to put this book together and share it with people and i had other writing i wanted to do and spend some more time on my personal life. i got married a couple months ago. i was excited about that, too. >> here is the book. the president's devotio
at the map of the country and look at the numbers now sort of in terms of you have the obama care sites, states doing it themselves, then you have the healthcare.gov states. take a look. they want to hit 7 million in total by the end of march. those are the numbers sort of over the last several weeks here. cloe closer to 200,000. people sign up for these things late. it's psychology, you wait until the last minute to do things. the numbers could go up, especially in march. also, 200,000 is not even close to the 7 million they hope to have. also this anxiety of people who have had their policies cancelled and who are now trying to get to the site to find out what the new premium will be. what the new plan will be, who had trouble getting on. it's a concern for them in particular. >> i have to ask you about this opinion piece you wrote released this morning. it raises a provocative question. there has been an understandable focus on the website healthcare.gov the problems it's been having. you kind of raised this question. does health insurance make us healthier? maybe we are looking at t
as they do their bao own children. of >> reporter: michelle obama said bao bao is a way that they can work together. >> these remarkable animals stand as a symbol of the growing connections between our two countries. >> reporter: and the world can watch the three-month-old grow up by tuning in to the zoo's live cam. china's ambassador to the u.s. >> i think it's a great day.he we have a very good name for the baby panda and everybody is so and excited. >> reporter: vice president biden is skejds to arrive in china this week to discuss economic issues an agenda that likely to be uprooted between the territorial dispute between china and japan.tecting protecting these endapgerred the endang panda is one of the two things that the countries agree on. >> biden is heading over but at least there's some panda porn for everybody. that's not my word. jill is here as you just say because we were talking about, you know cyber monday something that happened eight years ago, this modern form of ago. holiday shopping. and hoppers took advantage of t using faster web browsers a
at the headlines, the holiday shopping season is off to a disappointing start for retailers across the country. according to the latest numbers, weekend were down almost 3% from last year, but apparently people were doing a lot of window shopping, because foot traffic was actually up by 27%. >>> the obama administration says it has met it's own december deadline for significantly improving the health care enrollment website. officials say healthcare.gov can now handle 50,000 users at a time. however, actual enrollment figures aren't scheduled for release until the middle of this month. meantime, december 23rd is still the last day to sign up for coverage. >>> new research suggests toddlers may learn better when they're allowed to get as messy as they want. the study from the university of iowa found that toddlers learned new words like applesauce, puddle and playdough when they could play with it. in other words, just let them make a mess. >>> it was another impressive weekend at the box office for "hunger games" flick. "catching fire" brought in $175 million. it took in $112 million from frid
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